Moths of North Carolina
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7 NC Records

Choristoneura obsoletana (Walker, 1863) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: TortricinaeTribe: ArchipiniP3 Number: 620296.00 MONA Number: 3631.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Forewings of males lack a costal fold and have a convex rather than sinuous costal and outer margins (Forbes, 1923). Ground color of the forewings is pale fawn, reticulated with darker brown striae. The median and subapical bands are darker brown but not sharply defined; a dark spot is often present close to the costa within the median band. Hindwings are pale.
Wingspan: 20 mm (Forbes, 1923)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Status in North Carolina
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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

 Photo Gallery for Choristoneura obsoletana - No common name

Photos: 5

Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2022-06-12
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-08-23
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2019-05-14
Cumberland Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2017-07-30
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: Lori Owenby on 2016-05-29
Catawba Co.